France has cemented its place among the most popular destinations for international students. Its major advantages include high quality of education, the remarkably low tuition fees, and the enjoyable French way of life. The French higher education system is one of the best in Europe as well as the world. Scores of French universities are regularly placed high in international university rankings. Among the renowned universities are EcoleNormaleSupérieure, ÉcolePolytechnique, Pierre and Marie Curie University and University of Paris-Sud.
There are also many great options to pursue an MBA in France: The country is home to many of the best-ranked elite business schools in Europe. Among them are HEC Paris, Insead and ESCP Europe (which also has campuses abroad) and Edhec Business School, to name but a few.
Indian students in France can extend their stay beyond the completion of their studies so that they can acquire work experience. An agreement was entered into by the two nations during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. This allows Indian students in France to stay for a period of 24 months: a 12- month visa renewable once, and then for a further period of 12 months.